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WOMEX Call For Proposals for 2016 Edition

World Music Expo (WOMEX) is seeking proposals for the 2016 edition, including the Showcase Festival, the DJ Summit, the Conference and Film programs. WOMEX 2016 will take place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, October 19-23, 2016. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, April 15, 2016.

The final program selection is made by an international and independent jury.

The jury for WOMEX 2016:


• Consuelo Arbelaez (Colombia/Italy)
• Jens Cording (Germany)


• Alexandra Archetti Stølen (Argentina/Norway)
• Vítor Belho (Spain)
• Oliver Carruthers (UK)
• Rıza Okcu (Turkey)
• Jun-Lin Yeoh (Malaysia)

More details at www.womex.com

Photo credit: WOMEX 2015, Pipers at the Opening – Photo by Yannis Psathas


Babel Med Music 2016 Program Revealed

Influential world music showcase Babel Med Music revealed the 2016 selection. The 12° World Music Forum will take place March 17-19, 2016 in Marseilles, France.
The world music showcase, trade fair and conference attracts more than 2000 professionals from 5 continents and 15000 spectators expected to attend the 31 concerts of this buzzing forum. The event takes place in the monumental Dock des Suds.

Babel Med Music Selection

7SON@TO (Guadeloupe, France) – The revival of ancestral Guadeloupian Gwo Ka

Alejandra Ribera (Canada) – The charming vocals of globalist folk-music

Autostrad (Jordan) – The rock road of Jordanian indie pop

Baba Zula (Turkey) – Cult figures of Turkish Psychedelia

Bamba Wassoulou Groove (Mali) – Malian electric groove with African psychedelic rock flavor

Breabach (Scotland) – Modern Scottish folk sensation

Compagnie Lyakam (India, France) – Indo-European dancer

Djmawi Africa (Algeria) – Festive Gnawa fusion

Dorantes & Renaud Garcia-Fons (France-Spain) – Masterful flamenco-jazz conversation

Elida Almeida (Cape Verde) – Cape Verdean energy and saudade

Imhotep (France) – Exploratory dub sound

Jewish Monkeys (Israel) – Burlesque rock with klezmer aroma

Kalascima (Italy) – electro-trad tarantela trance

Korean Percussion Duo Bud (South Korea) – melodic percussion by Korean female duo

Labelle (Reunion Island, France) – Electro-Maloya trance

La Gallera Social Club (Venezuela) – Venezuelan folktronica

La Nuit D’antigone (France-Germany-Turkey) – The Mediterranean odyssey of resistant women

La Pegatina (Spain) – Rumba urbana from Barcelona

Marìa Sìmoglou Ensemble (Greece, France) – Contemporary rebetiko

Paille (La Martinique, France) – Caribbean ragga

Ricardo Ribeiro (Portugal) – Lisbon Fado maestro

Rocky Marsiano (Portugal) – Afro-Portuguese rhythms

Saodaj’ (Reunion Island, France) – Acoustic and nomadic Maloya

Sirventes (France) – Troubadours from Pays d’Oc

Temenik Electric (France) – Arabian-Rock

The Khoury Project (Jordan-Palestine) – The East revisited by gifted siblings

Tigana Santana (Brazil) – The secret musical treasure of Bahia

Turbo Sans Visa (France) – Fiery global sound

Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin (Armenia-Turkey-Belgium) – Armenian-Turkish musical reconciliation

More details at dock-des-suds.org/babelmedmusic2016